Dr. McMurray began his professional career as a patrolman with the Bristol Tennessee Police Department in July 1989. I worked my last semester as a patrolman and graduated in December 1989 from King University. During the summer of 1991, Trevor left the BTPD and started taking accounting classes at ETSU, attending classes from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM each day for 8 weeks. Once classes were over, he began working as an accountant at Jay Construction Company in Abingdon, Virginia. After a year or so, Mr. McMurray was promoted to Manager of Accounting and Data Systems.
After leaving Jay Construction in 1993, Trevor worked as a Staff Accountant in a CPA firm for the next two years. Mr. McMurray had previously interned with this firm while attending a college. When the CPA firm closed its doors and moved to Nashville, he found himself headed to the Virginia State Police Academy as a trooper in September 1996.
Dr. McMurray spent the next two years patrolling Appomattox and Prince Edward Counties in Central Virginia just east of Lynchburg. In 1998, he was promoted to Special Agent Accountant, and for the next three years, Dr. McMurray investigated financial crimes all over Central Virginia.
In August 2001, at 34 years old, Dr. McMurray reported to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy in Brunswick, Georgia. Upon graduation in February 2002, he was assigned to the IRS-CI office in the Bristol Virginia Post of Duty investigating money laundering, tax fraud, public corruption, and other financial crimes. He was promoted in June 2021 and became the Supervisory Special Agent for IRS-CI in Roanoke, Virginia, where he supervised and led six agents in all criminal financial investigations before retiring in April 2022. Dr. McMurray is now employed as a government contractor working for the United States Department of Justice US Attorney’s Office as a Financial Investigator.
Dr. McMurray has taught online classes at Southwest Virginia Community College, Virginia Western Community College, and Cumberland University.
Dr. McMurray holds a PhD in Leadership with a concentration in Justice Administration from the University of the Cumberlands from which he also holds a master’s in justice administration as well as an MBA. His graduate degrees have allowed him the opportunity to teach at the collegiate level and prepare the next generation of patrolmen/women, correction and probation officers, and investigators in the most rewarding and honorable profession known – law enforcement.
In his spare time, Dr. McMurray dons a kilt, and throws heavy objects as a Highlands Games Athlete. A world-class athlete, Dr. McMurray travels and competes all over the United States. He finished second in the Master’s World Championships in both 2019, and 2021.